Category Archives: Christian Living

He has spoken to us by his son…

Recently, the Lectio 365 app included a paraphrase of Hebrews 1.1-3 in one of the daily morning devotions. For some reason, it struck me quite differently when personalized as they gave it. I thought I would share it and remember … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis – “a living house”

Mere Christianity was one of the first non-fiction books I read by C.S. Lewis. As I recall, my first C.S. Lewis books were the Space Trilogy. I entered the C.S. Lewis world through Science Fiction! Next, I began to read … Continue reading

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Notes on “Focusing on Jesus – It’s All a Gift” Message

In this message, I mention a few resources to which I will provide links below. First, the books that I mentioned. The first book is a book that has been tremendously helpful to me as I worked on the recent … Continue reading

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Notes on the Communion Maintenance message, mostly related to Dallas Willard

There is a great website packed full of resources from and about Dallas Willard. Many of his articles are freely downloadable from this site. There are descriptions of and links to purchase his books and other materials that are not … Continue reading

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You’re God’s Project.

Your work is hardly ever God’s work. You’re God’s project. God is making you. Dallas Willard

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Note for Hot Topics – Christian Nationalism

These are notes that may be of interest to those who have heard my message on Christian Nationalism, which I identify as a heresy. For a brief introduction to the concepts and problems of Christian Nationalism, I refer those interested … Continue reading

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Notes for Hot Topics – Sex and Gender

These are notes that may be of interest to those who have heard my message for June 4, 2023 in the hot topics series. In this message I address the topics of biological sex, gender identity, and sexuality. I referred to … Continue reading

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Notes for Hot Topics – Approaches of Various Churches to LGBTQ+ Issues

These are notes that may be of interest to those who have heard my message for May 28, 2023 in the hot topics series. It addressed some approaches of various churches to LGBTQ+ issues in church life. For convenient access, … Continue reading

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Notes for Hot Topics – The Bible and Sex

This weeks message is on the Bible and Sex. Here are links to some of the resources that I used and that you may be interested in pursuing for more information. Matthew Vines is a well-known gay Christian activist and … Continue reading

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About “Breath Prayers”

Have you ever heard of breath prayers”? They have a long history. You may recall a series a couple of years ago in which I mentioned the “Jesus Prayer”. Anyway, Sarah Bessey recently published some breath prayers with brief instruction … Continue reading

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